Canada has a unique system mandated in its immigration law — citizens and residents can sponsor refugees to come to their country. That means providing money, food, housing, and helping them find a job.
There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance, consent, and so many things they might encounter on the Internet. Some parents say they’ll pull their children out of class rather than expose them to what they call harmful material. But two teen activists are not only welcoming the changes: they helped make them.
From African lions to Grevy's Zebras, animals at the Toronto Zoo generate 3,000 tons of dung a year. Now the zoo will soon be turning all that poop into energy, thanks to a new biogas plant that uses manure to create electricity.
Toronto has been called the raccoon capital of the world. Now, the city is launching a new weapon in its war against the backyard bandits — a redesigned garbage bin it hopes will keep nightly raccoon raiders away.
It's hard to be a Toronto Blue Jays fan, and now it's even harder just to get in the stadium to watch a game. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Major League Baseball is directing all of its teams, including Toronto, to tighten security at entrances.
Black Friday shopping has long been a post-Thanksgiving tradition — and sometimes a national embarrassment — in the US. Now other countries, like Britain and Canada, have started adopting the American festival of bargain-hunting.
Many Somali transplants in the US feel that their homeland is being ignored by international donors and different group around the country are trying desperately to raise money to help famine victims back home.
An estimated 1.7 percent of people in greater Toronto cycle to work. That's a low figure compared to other large North American cities listed. Many European cities such as Berlin, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam leave Toronto in the dust.
London isn't the only city preparing for an international sporting event. In Canada, Toronto will host the Pan American Games in 2015. In both London and Toronto, there's a similar debate. Is hosting a major sporting event a blessing or a curse?